Qty:1
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Save: $2.36 (8%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by JSW Media
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good condition, some cover wear, no writing or highlights. Eligible for Fast and Free Super Saving Shipping!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays Paperback – August 30, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0226326597 ISBN-10: 0226326594 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $27.64
15 New from $23.83 15 Used from $15.00
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$27.64
$23.83 $15.00

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



Frequently Bought Together

Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays + On the Sensations of Tone (Dover Books on Music)
Price for both: $46.12

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (August 30, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226326594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226326597
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By patmcdaddy@aol.com Patrick McDonald on April 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
Hermann von Helmholtz was quite simply one of the most important German scientists of the 19th century. However, what becomes so clear when one peruses the collection edited by David Cahan is that Helmholtz has much of interest to say to philosophers, artists, musicians, and historians. This collection includes his most important public addresses on a wide range of topics and provides a clear portrait of the breadth of Helmholtz's contributions to science and intellectual life. This provides in English what is lacking in the original German editions - a readily available, inexpensive edition of Helmholtz's highly influential work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Viktor Blasjo on June 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
Against Euclidean transcendental intuition. The mind invents the categories in terms of which it perceives the world. "The same aether vibrations which the eye feels as light, the skin feels as heat. The same aerial vibrations which the skin feels as whirring motions, the ear feels as sound." (p. 346). "Kant, however, went further ... [and] considered spatial determinations as little belonging to the real world, 'to the thing in itself,' as the colors which we see belonging to bodies in themselves, and which we rather brought into them through out eyes." (p. 348). Be here there is a strong disanalogy: spatial intuition, according to Kant, contains definite content, namely the Euclidean axioms. The supposed proof of this is that we can all intuit Euclidean geometry and no other geometries. But this proof fails. By the same reasoning one could "prove" that the English language is innate while Swahili is not. Just as we are born with a general language capacity that quickly specialises in response to given environmental conditions, there is every reason to think that our spatial intuition is initially neutral with respect to Euclidean or non-Euclidean geometry and subsequently formed by empirical data. Thus Kant's claim that the Euclidean axioms are innate is: "1. an unproven hypothesis; 2. an unnecessary hypothesis, since it pretends to explain nothing in our factual world of representation that could not also be explained without its help; and 3. a completely unusable hypothesis for the explanation of our knowledge of the real world, since the theorems established by it may first be applied to the relations of the real world after its objective validity has been experimentally proven and determined" (p. 380). Point 3 may be illustrated by the following example (p. 373).Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search